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Obama's visit to Utah — what happened to all the protesters?

The point is not to lament the lack of protests led by elected officials. It is to point out the hypocrisy of...

On Second Thought: Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield, and more

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March 23, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Federal Reserve at a crossroads with short-term interest rates

The Federal Reserve is at a crossroads. After holding short-term interest rates near zero for six years, Fed policymakers are prepared to raise them — but when, how much and with what... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: Race debates aren't necessarily taking over at Starbucks

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is concerned about the seemingly growing racial divide in America and decided to use his considerable forum of 11,000 coffee shops to step up the conversation. However,... Read more »

March 23, 2015

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Heeding history is the only way to end crisis in Iran

History should inform policy. The letter to Iran, signed by 47 Republican senators, was an error in the form of a few making foreign policy on their own, something that needs to change soon. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Intrigue still percolating from Utah legislative session

Intrigue from the 2015 legislative session will drip out for some time. Here are a few issues still bubbling. Read more »

March 22, 2015

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George F. Will: Equality, family life are interconnected — both falter when fewer men go to college

By 2012, there were 2.8 million more women than men in college, and by 2020 this "enrollment gap" is projected to grow to 4.4 million. This means a shortage of suitable male partners, who are... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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Drew Clark: Let's stop reforming, and start disrupting educational habits

Remember education reform, circa 2000? It was called "No Child Left Behind." More than 40 states now have waivers from that law. How about education reform, circa 2010? That's been called the... Read more »

March 22, 2015

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John Florez: Lawmaking a matter of conscience

Making sure our public policies reflect our values requires our collective conscience. For in the end what’s at stake is the heart and soul of our society. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Greg Bell: Politicians should remember that Patton-attributed adage, 'All glory is fleeting'

Politicians who succumb to scandal do so by failing to control their egos and their appetites. This can lead to the entitlement mentality, the dangers of hanging out with rich guys, affairs and the... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Henri Sisneros: Thanks to Founding Fathers, happiness is a right for all Americans

Utah's new anti-discrimination bill marks an important step toward realizing the ideals set forth by our Founders about what our country is, or, more accurately, could be. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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My view: Utah’s seniors support Sen. Hatch’s efforts with health care coverage

A retired veteran applauds Sen. Orrin Hatch's efforts in fighting for better health care coverage for seniors and retirees. But more needs to be done, particularly with programs like Medicare... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Lawmakers, not courts, should decide how to pick school board members

This is a test for Utah's legislative leadership, who ought to bring a solution to a special session rather than punt to the judicial branch. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: Revisiting my predictions of Legislature's 'March Madness'

The NCAA Tournament begins today, but for political junkies, the real March Madness ended Thursday when the Utah Legislature adjourned. Before the 2015 session, I made several predictions —... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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My view: Carbon tax is voice of the future

It makes sense to tax carbon now, as fossil fuel rates are historically low, and a carbon tax will encourage better research in alternative fuels. A carbon tax would also return money to taxpayers... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Shareholder capitalism is on trial as consumers are more cautious

The problem isn't shareholder capitalism. It's the hangover from the financial crisis and Great Recession. Consumers are spending less and saving more to protect themselves against future economic... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Tackle the West's drought with market-driven solutions

Don't do what California did, which was to turn neighbors against each other by encouraging 'drought shaming.' Read more »

March 18, 2015

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My view: College athletes should unionize, demand a paycheck as March Madness begins

The NCAA tournament is a reminder that the student athletes are the ones doing all the work with no compensation. Athletes should unionize and start receiving compensation for the time they put... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Richard Davis: Vladimir Putin is a world menace — the U.S. and Europe must take a stand

Any notions that Vladimir Putin would take Russia towards a peaceful democracy are gone. Instead, the reality is that the United States and the European Community must be ready to stand against... Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Effects of inequality — The situation for kids was better in the past

Robert Putnam's "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" is sociology as story, as tragedy and as an act of social solidarity. Putnam reveals something important: Children experience broad social... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Facebook's 'community standards' look at best, worst aspects of connecting to each other

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Facebook this week announced new standards for what's acceptable on its platform. Bullying and sexual content are out. But by the time the site figures it out, the damage may already be done. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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My view: I-Squared Act is a job-exporting machine

Green cards don’t outsource American jobs, while guest-worker visas do. Sen. Orrin Hatch's I-Squared Act should include provisions to keep STEM graduates in America and not outsource them. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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John Hoffmire: How the poor view the rich and relate to the American Dream

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The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Who's afraid of robots? With greater tech comes uncertainty about jobs

If the new skills demanded by robots cannot be easily supplied by America's workers, then there will be a fateful break from history. The question is, can we adapt? The past gives cause for... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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St. Patrick's Day is a time to remember ancestors, particularly the Scotch-Irish

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the invisible Irish, the Scotch-Irish. These are Scots who moved to Ireland four centuries ago, their offspring later immigrating to this country during the... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Drew Clark: A Utah compromise reconciling gay rights and religious freedom?

The passage of a bill barring discrimination in employment and housing with a measure about same-sex marriage sends the message that people of widely different views on these issues can work... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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